Things We’ve Read: Week of July 7th, 2014

10 Surprises From the First Days After Delivery (HuffPost): Sh*t just got real. Which of these surprised you the most?

Why Does Europe Hate Genetically Modified Food? (Rappler): Unlike the United States, Canada, China and many other countries, Europe remains to holdout the embrace of genetically modified crops. But could this be about to change?

3 Skincare Products You Need To Ditch (ABC News): Recommendations on what products you shouldn’t have in your bathroom!

Is There A Best Season To Be Pregnant In? Worst? (BabyCenter Blog): The majority of women don’t get the opportunity to be picky about which months of the year our pregnancies would be in full bloom, but if you could, which would you choose?

Overweight and Pregnant (NY Times):  Obesity — defined as a body mass index above 30 — is linked to a host of difficulties during pregnancy, labor and delivery.

Expectant Moms Turn To ‘Dr.Google’ For Pregnancy Advice (Penn State): Pregnant women are seeking answers from the internet more than they would like.

3 Must-Have Apps For Your Pregnancy (Parade): If you’re looking for something that will answer all your questions about your and keep you on track for your appointments, cravings, and changes your body is going through, check out these apps.

Breastfeeding Decisions (Health News): New research shows that, mothers concerned about their changing shape and appearance during pregnancy are less likely to breastfeed after their baby is born.

Phthalates Are Out Of Infants’ Toys But A Heavy Dose Is Still In Their Food (The Washington Post): A new study shows that an infant with a typical diet is still consuming twice as much of the chemicals as the Environmental Protection Agency considers safe.

10 Things A Man Should Never Say To His Pregnant Wife (The Advocate Messenger): A few things dads and dads-to-be need to keep quiet about.

Natural Treatments For Constipation During Pregnancy (The Stir): We all know know its uncomfortable, so here are a few tips to prevent or treat constipation.

Bill Gates Backs Birth Control with Wireless On-Off Switch (HuffPost): An implantable hormone-emitting microchip that can be turned on and off with a remote control.